Daan Schuurbiers

Daan Schuurbiers

Daan Schuurbiers

Founding Director, De Proeffabriek: Consultancy for Responsible Innovation

Daan Schuurbiers works with researchers and policy makers to include a concern for people and the environment at the earliest stages of innovation. Throughout his research and current advisory work, Daan has encouraged early reflection on the social impacts of emerging technologies. He designs training courses for researchers, builds novel interdisciplinary collaborations, advises on research policy and regularly speaks at conferences to raise awareness with researchers of the broader societal dimensions of their work.

Daan studied philosophy and chemistry at the University of Amsterdam and holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology in the ethics of technology. In 2010 he founded De Proeffabriek, a Dutch consultancy, to train researchers, advise policy makers and advance public debate on responsible innovation.

Daan has been extensively involved in European research projects and programmes over the last fifteen years. He is currently a member of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology & Advanced Manufacturing (NMBP) and chairs the External Advisory Board of NUCLEUS, a Horizon 2020 project investigating how to realise Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in universities and research institutions.

My main fields of interest are: Responsible research and innovation, societal engagement, ethics of emerging technologies

Draft title of my presentation: Reversing the order of innovation: putting people first.

Read more about Daan and his work here.

SPEAKER OF SESSION 15: THE SOCIETAL DIMENSION AND GOVERNANCE OF INNOVATION